Benet, William Rose THE STAIRWAY OF SURPRISE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. B0007DTC22 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild dust soiling to upper page edges, else about fine, in celadon-green cloth with gilt stamping; in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing, light soiling, light edgewear, superficial scratch to rear panel.
Collection of poetry by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE DUST WHICH IS GOD (1941), and the founder of THE SATURDAY REVIEW. The title is from Emerson. 265 pages, plus colophon.